In plans endorsed by Theresa May, a system of ‘deemed consent’ will be in place – which means everyone will be presumed to be a donor unless they specifically say no.
The ‘opt-out’ system was introduced in Wales in 2015 and could save up to 500 lives a year.
The change follows a two-year long campaign fronted by 10-year-old Max Johnson.
The PM has vowed to call the change Max’s Law after the brave youngster had to wait seven months to receive a new heart.
After nine-year-old Keira Ball died in a road accident last year, her father Joe made the agonising decision to donate her organs, saving the lives of four people, including Max.
His mum, Emma, addressed politicians debating the law today, and said: ”The hardest part was not knowing when, or if, a donor organ would become available.
”Keira saved four people. We will forever be indebted to this incredible family.”
There are currently more than 6,000 people waiting for transplants in the UK and MPs hope the new changes will help save many lives.